PKR sabotaged Zaid, PAS came to his aid

 |Apr 20, 2017
Azmin Ali (left) allegedly sabotaged Zaid Ibrahim during the Hulu Selangor by-election in 2010.

In 2010, John Soh Chee Wen spent RM1 million on the Hulu Selangor by-election, which Zaid Ibrahim contested (and lost to MIC’s P. Kamalanathan by just 1,725 votes).

John Soh was not too happy for Zaid to contest that by-election because he knew PKR would sabotage him (which they did with that beer bottle graphic, which Saifuddin Nasution said was done by Azmin Ali and his boys).

Everybody knows this story.

Even PAS was talking about it at that time and they knew that the beer bottle graphic was a doctored photo.

And it was PAS and not PKR that campaigned all out for Zaid – which was why he lost by just 1,725 votes and still won almost 49% of the votes.

If not Zaid would have lost even more.

And now Zaid is whacking PAS, the party that helped him in Hulu Selangor when PKR, his own party, tried to kill him (and in fact did kill him).

Zaid said he is hurt that I whacked him after what he did for me when I first came to Manchester.

But is not politics such?

One day you are friends and the next day you are enemies (and vice versa).

When PKR tried to kill Zaid, PAS was the one who came out to support him.

And now Zaid is friends with PKR and enemies with PAS.

Does Zaid not also play by those same rules?

I am sure Abdul Hadi Awang also feels hurt after what PAS did for Zaid and then he turns around and betrays PAS. – Malaysia Today

Raja Petra Kamarudin or RPK, cousin to the Selangor Sultan, is one of Malaysia's earliest online 'citizen journalists'. He started his website in 1995 before the internet 'explosion' triggered by the Reformasi movement in September 1998. Malaysia Today was launched as a blog in August 2004 and is one of the few pioneer blogs still active and posting articles on a daily basis 24-7. RPK, 66 years old, has been writing since 1990.